Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2016] All ER (D) 11 (Apr)
Court: Family Court

Parker J

Representation The mother appeared in person.
  Mr Aherne for the father.
  Mr Challoner for Mr and Mrs A.
  Mr Archer for the authority.
Judgment Dates: 5 April 2016


Adoption - Order - Opposition - Child being subject of care proceedings from birth due to mother and father's volatile relationship - Local authority being concerned with mother's ability to care for child due to mother's alleged long-standing drug problem - Adoption order being made in respect of child - Mother applying for leave to oppose adoption order - Whether application should be allowed.

The Case

Adoption Order. The Family Court dismissed a mother's application for leave to oppose an adoption order where there was no change in circumstances of a nature and degree sufficient on the facts to open the door to permit her to defend the adoption application.

Practice Areas

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